Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace School. Registration is ongoing throughout the school year. All families are encouraged to inquire.
All Calgary Catholic elementary schools offer a half-day kindergarten program and depending on total kindergarten enrollment, we may offer a choice of morning or afternoon classes on a first-come, first-served basis. As stated in the Education Act, the kindergarten entry age has changed for 2020-2021 school and onward. Children MUST turn 5 on or before December 31, 2020 in order to register for the 2020-2021 school year. Your child’s original Canadian birth certificate is required at the time of registration. A Baptismal certificate for the child or one of their parents is also required. Our Lady Queen of Peace School offers half-day kindergarten both French Immersion and English.
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Grades 1 – 12
A child who turns five years old on or before March 1 is eligible to register for Grade 1 in that fall of that same calendar year. For example, this means to register for Grade 1 in September 2018, children must turn five years old on or before March 1, 2018. The child’s Canadian birth certificate is required and one parent’s Catholic baptismal certificate is requested to be presented at the time of registration. Resident Catholic students transitioning from kindergarten to Grade 1 in the same school do not need to re-register for Grade 1. Non-resident students need to inquire with the principal of the school to determine if they will be able to register for Grade 1 based on available room and resources. Parents of students not previously registered at any grade level should call the school for an appointment to register.
Parents of Students with Diverse Learning Needs
Students with diverse learning needs are entitled to a continuum of supports, services and educational programs that are aligned with their abilities, strengths, interests, and attitudes. Students with diverse learning needs include a range of cultures, languages and those students who require targeted and/or specialized supports and services. As mandated by Alberta Education, the focus is on the creation of student learner profiles in order to ensure that support for diverse learners is provided through individualized and personalized learning programs that can be delivered in a regular classroom or in a specialized program. Programming supports for diverse learners are differentiated in order the meet the student’s needs and they can include any of the following; Learning Support Plan (LSP), Student Assessment Portfolio (SAP), benchmarks, Behaviour Support Plan (BSP), health related services, in-home family support, behaviour/mental health support, and district consultative supports. With a focus on providing engaging learning opportunities for all diverse learners, the development of knowledge, competencies, and skills in an inclusive environment are paramount. Students with diverse learning needs should be registered at their local school, which is a parent’s first contact for specialized programming information, support, and consultation.
Designated Boundaries for Schools
The Calgary Catholic School District has designated boundaries for all schools. CCSD uses boundaries strategically to ensure optimal student populations that support viable programming across the district. It is the expectation that students will attend their designated school. Please be aware that school attendance boundaries can and do change to accommodate factors including changing demographic information, the opening or closing of a school, to relieve overcrowding in schools, etc.
Our school boundaries are West of highway 2 and North of Yankee Valley Blvd/Big Hill Spring Road. We also serve Catholic students north to Crossfield. Our sister schools, Good Shepherd (403-500-2117) and St. Veronica (403-500-2134), serves all Catholic students south of Yankee Valley Boulevard to Balzac and east of Highway 2.
St. Veronica also serves all Catholic students in the Luxstone area of Airdrie.
Our Lady Queen of Peace School offers the only French Immersion program in Airdrie for all Catholic school students – currently our program serves students from kindergarten to grade 7 (grade 8 to 12 students will continue the program at St. Martin de Porres High School – grade 8 French Immersion; grade 9-12 Extended French). All Catholic students interested in the French Immersion program would attend OLQP regardless of their address in Airdrie and surrounding area. For more information, please give the school a call at 403-500-2064.
New Students to Canada
Students who are born outside of Canada register through the St. John Reception Centre. It is located at 15-12 Street NW Calgary and the phone number is 403-500-2007. Students whose first language is not English may be required to complete an English language proficiency assessment. District interpreter services for this appointment are available upon request at no cost to the family. To book an appointment to register, please call 403-500-2007.